About Eat at Lu’s

My name is Lisa Beiswenger, and this website is dedicated to exploring food in all its forms: the good, the bad, and the ugly.This project began in 2011 when I began to develop vegan and vegetarian recipes for my cooking blog.  In 2016, the project expanded into a podcast and blog where I cook recipes from the past.  While cooking, I explore the history, science, and social life of food and cooking.  
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Making an Icing Rose

Are you sick of watching endless videos where people are good at things? Then I have something fun for you! Watch as I begin my journey to learn how to decorate cakes. In this episode, I try to create my first icing rose.

In the video, I joke that comments should be directed to Emmy Made in Japan. Her videos are awesome. If you like my videos, you will love hers.

I also welcome constructive feedback on how I can improve my technique. I’m pretty sure that I’m using the wrong petal tip (I’ll talk about that in my follow-up video in a few days), and I think that my icing needed to be chilled a bit more. It was a warm day, and my icing was straight out of the room temperature tub.

 

Unboxing: Cake Decorating Kit

To make up for the long hiatus, here’s the first episode of Eat at Lu’s from my new apartment. In this episode, I unbox a cake decorating kit in preparation of things to come.

Also, it’s called an icing spatula. That’s the phrase I was trying to think of.

Will it Waffe: Puffle

In this video, I’m putting a spin on something I saw on Epicurious. I’m making a puffle stromboli. A puffle is a waffle made with puff pastry that can be filled with all sorts of goodness. In this case, I’m putting cheese, pepperoni, and sautéed vegetables to make a sort of puffle stromboli. I realize that it’s somewhat sacrilegious to call this a stromboli, but it is the only way I can think of to describe it. I hope you’ll forgive me.

The idea came from here: https://www.epicurious.com/recipes-menus/fast-easy-puff-pastry-waffle-article